Jasmine Sandlas, the widely acclaimed Punjabi singer, encountered a chilling welcome upon her arrival in Delhi, becoming the recipient of death threats allegedly emanating from affiliates of notorious gangster, Lawrence Bishnoi.
Situated in the United States, Sandlas made her journey to India with the intent of performing at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi today. The renowned vocalist began receiving ominous calls from international numbers as she set foot in the Delhi airport, punctuating her arrival with an unsettling air of threat.
According to police sources, the threats weren't vague, with clear warnings that she could be attacked during her performance at the stadium. As a measure of immediate response, heightened security has been enforced at the five-star hotel where she resides, while Delhi police have enveloped her within a substantial security cover.
Sandlas, a resonating name in the music industry, boasts a repertoire of chart-topping hits and has lent her mellifluous voice to several upbeat Bollywood tracks, such as 'Yaar Naa Miley' from Salman Khan’s 'Kick', and 'Illegal Weapon 2.0' from 'Street Dance 3D', starring Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor.
Bishnoi's Trail of Terror
The purported threat-originator, Lawrence Bishnoi, is currently incarcerated in an Ahmedabad jail, facing a bevy of charges related to drug smuggling, under scrutiny from the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
He has also been implicated in the murder of singer Sidhu Moosewala and recently, astoundingly claimed responsibility for orchestrating the killing of Khalistani terrorist, Sukhdool Singh, in Canada. Bishnoi’s history of ominous threats is not without precedent.
He has historically targeted Bollywood titan, Salman Khan, sending forth warnings and explicating possible repercussions through various means, including email. A recollection of 2018 reveals Bishnoi expressing his resentment towards Khan during the trial of the blackbuck poaching case, pointing to a purported insult towards the Bishnois, a community with pronounced reverence for animals.
Khan was, however, ultimately acquitted. This unfolding drama is presently enveloped in an amalgam of melody and menace, as Sandlas prepares to serenade her fans under the discerning shadow of peril. The entwined threads of entertainment and enmity unravel, placing the spotlight firmly upon safety, threats, and the resonance of music amidst chaos.